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That's Not How We Do It Here! - A Story about How Organizations Rise and Fall--and Can Rise Again-logo

That's Not How We Do It Here! - A Story about How Organizations Rise and Fall--and Can Rise Again

John Kotter

What's the worst thing you can hear when you have a good idea at work? "That's not how we do it here!" In their iconic bestseller Our Iceberg Is Melting, John Kotter and Holger Rathgeber used a simple fable about penguins to explain the process of lead­ing people through major changes. Now, ten years later, they're back with another must-read story that will help any team or organization cope with their biggest challenges and turn them into exciting opportunities. Once upon a time a clan of meerkats lived in the Kalahari, a region in southern Africa. After years of steady growth, a drought has sharply reduced the clan's resources, and deadly vulture attacks have increased. As things keep getting worse, the har­mony of the clan is shattered. The executive team quarrels about possible solutions, and sugges­tions from frontline workers face a soul-crushing response: "That's not how we do it here!" So Nadia, a bright and adventurous meerkat, hits the road in search of new ideas to help her trou­bled clan. She discovers a much smaller group that operates very differently, with much more teamwork and agility. These meerkats have developed innova­tive solutions to find food and evade the vultures. But not everything in this small clan is as perfect as it seems at first. Can Nadia figure out how to combine the best of both worlds-a large, disciplined, well-managed clan and a small, informal, inspiring clan-before it's too late? This book distills Kotter's decades of experi­ence and award-winning research to reveal why organizations rise and fall, and how they can rise again in the face of adversity. **Includes a bonus PDF with graphs.

What's the worst thing you can hear when you have a good idea at work? "That's not how we do it here!" In their iconic bestseller Our Iceberg Is Melting, John Kotter and Holger Rathgeber used a simple fable about penguins to explain the process of lead­ing people through major changes. Now, ten years later, they're back with another must-read story that will help any team or organization cope with their biggest challenges and turn them into exciting opportunities. Once upon a time a clan of meerkats lived in the Kalahari, a region in southern Africa. After years of steady growth, a drought has sharply reduced the clan's resources, and deadly vulture attacks have increased. As things keep getting worse, the har­mony of the clan is shattered. The executive team quarrels about possible solutions, and sugges­tions from frontline workers face a soul-crushing response: "That's not how we do it here!" So Nadia, a bright and adventurous meerkat, hits the road in search of new ideas to help her trou­bled clan. She discovers a much smaller group that operates very differently, with much more teamwork and agility. These meerkats have developed innova­tive solutions to find food and evade the vultures. But not everything in this small clan is as perfect as it seems at first. Can Nadia figure out how to combine the best of both worlds-a large, disciplined, well-managed clan and a small, informal, inspiring clan-before it's too late? This book distills Kotter's decades of experi­ence and award-winning research to reveal why organizations rise and fall, and how they can rise again in the face of adversity. **Includes a bonus PDF with graphs.
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What's the worst thing you can hear when you have a good idea at work? "That's not how we do it here!" In their iconic bestseller Our Iceberg Is Melting, John Kotter and Holger Rathgeber used a simple fable about penguins to explain the process of lead­ing people through major changes. Now, ten years later, they're back with another must-read story that will help any team or organization cope with their biggest challenges and turn them into exciting opportunities. Once upon a time a clan of meerkats lived in the Kalahari, a region in southern Africa. After years of steady growth, a drought has sharply reduced the clan's resources, and deadly vulture attacks have increased. As things keep getting worse, the har­mony of the clan is shattered. The executive team quarrels about possible solutions, and sugges­tions from frontline workers face a soul-crushing response: "That's not how we do it here!" So Nadia, a bright and adventurous meerkat, hits the road in search of new ideas to help her trou­bled clan. She discovers a much smaller group that operates very differently, with much more teamwork and agility. These meerkats have developed innova­tive solutions to find food and evade the vultures. But not everything in this small clan is as perfect as it seems at first. Can Nadia figure out how to combine the best of both worlds-a large, disciplined, well-managed clan and a small, informal, inspiring clan-before it's too late? This book distills Kotter's decades of experi­ence and award-winning research to reveal why organizations rise and fall, and how they can rise again in the face of adversity. **Includes a bonus PDF with graphs.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Holger Rathgeber, Bahni Turpin

Length:

2h 54m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:22


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:18


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:38


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:49


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:54


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:54


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:14


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:45


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:29


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:33


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:03


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:05


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:29


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:43


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:21


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:17


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:35


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:21


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:24


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:37


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:19


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:55


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:13


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:49


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:09


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:12


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:57


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:49


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:24


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

00:35